Performance Bond

Surety’s Site Access Limited after Denying Bond Claim

If a performance bond surety denies a claim under the bond, does it still have access to the site to investigate? A federal court judge has determined that there is no automatic right of access under those circumstances, crafting a regimen that allow… Read More
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Pursuing a Performance Bond? Follow the Terms of the Bond

A contractor seeking almost $1 million in claimed cost overruns against a subcontractor’s bond has been reminded that the bond terms must be followed. Or else. The bond required the prime contractor, as bond obligee, to do three things: (a) give no… Read More
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No default notice = No performance bond recovery

A five-sentence decision from the Eighth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal may not be a record, but it sends a blunt message: failure to provide notice of default is fatal to a performance bond claim. The reader has to go back to the lower court decisi… Read More
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About Stan Martin

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Stan Martin holds a law degree and an undergraduate degree in architecture. He has been involved with the construction industry for more than 45 years, working in construction prior to law school and beginning his construction law practice. Over the course of his career, he has served on boards and committees for organizations including the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Massachusetts Building Congress.

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